Re: Scientology

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Date: Fri Jan 25 2002 - 18:30:48 GMT

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    > >It's difficult to understand, given your belief in universal
    > >why you're at war with the Church of Scientology.
    > They offend me.
    > Keith Henson

    Thanks. That's the answer I was looking for.

    Since you don't believe in free will, there's no rational basis for your
    opposition to mind-stealing cults. It's a purely emotional reaction.
    You're playing the role of the hero who fights off the vicious predators (in
    this case, clams) that prey on his people. Rather than being a meme in
    itself, the hero complex determines which memes you accept and which ones
    you reject. If it doesn't serve to demonize the enemy, it gets filtered
    out. The greater the evil of the enemy, the greater the glory obtained in
    fighting it. You need Scientology as much as anti-communists needed the
    Soviet Union. The cult and the countercult aren't so much opposites as
    mirror images of each other.


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